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Video chat in Trillian Pro 3

Screenshot of Trillian Pro showing video chat functionality Considering that Trillian Pro 3 is currently only in Alpha, I was expecting the new video chat functions to be terribly clunky and crash the thing.
But actually it seems pretty much flawless – I had quite a long chat with a friend of mine who was using the normal MSN client with no major problems. There was an issue with video invitations – if I invited him and he accepted there was no problem, but if he invited me and I accepted the connection would fail.
I haven’t tried it over the other networks that support it (currently AIM and Yahoo) but if this is anything to go by it should be fine ๐Ÿ™‚ . Kudos to the Cerulean Studios developers.
incidentally a new alpha of Trillian Pro came out a few days ago, which sort-of fixed the only major issue I’ve had with it. Now, instead of crashing on shutdown and then hanging, it crashes on shutdown and then quits. Other than that it seems to be fine and I’ve been using it quite intensively over the time that I’ve had it.

3 Comments

  1. >There was an issue with video invitations – if I invited him and he accepted there was no problem, but if he invited me and I accepted the connection would fail.
    That sounds more like it’d be a router/firewall problem than a Trillian problem. I guess you would need to tell your firewall/router to open some ports.

  2. Nice screen name. Big fat arse? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think I may upgrade to this new alpha. The new stuff really looked nice, I’ll have another tinker around with the containers to force them to do what I want.